North Road bar with red Gropes on Chikashi's vintage Motobecane bike
How he has treated Gropes
– Seal oil applied on both sides.
– Saphir Medaille d’Or ‘Hermès Rouge’ shoe cream applied on grain side.
– Saphir Medaille d’Or neutral shoe polish applied on grain side and polished.
– Bar end cork replaced with Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame champagne corks (1988 on right, 1986 on left).
– Remnant leather used to make hub shiners.
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